2 charged after Kentucky woman fatally beaten with stick



Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (AP) — Authorities in Kentucky have charged two people with fatally beating a woman with a stick after following a trail of blood that led to a home.

WKYT-TV reported Monday that a Whitley County sheriff's deputy found 36-year-old Michelle E. Marlow of Williamsburg dead in a bedroom. The deputy found a man and a woman elsewhere in the home with blood on them. Court documents say they couldn't explain the blood.

A witness told investigators he saw the man and woman strike the victim in the head with a stick, and a second witness said he saw the man drag the woman inside.

Investigators arrested 38-year-old Chris James Lowe and 37-year-old Lori Chanell Mattie and charged them with murder. Lowe also is charged with tampering with physical evidence. It's unclear if they have lawyers.

___

Information from: WKYT-TV, http://www.wkyt.com

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Tags

U.S.
The Associated Press

    SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

    Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast